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I rescued a squirrel yesterday.

Little, furry, soft, cute, completely unafraid of people, squirrel.  A baby (less than a year old), at that.  And pretty much touchably tame.  It wasn't sick - no sign of any problems - bright-eyed, inquisitive, and clearly hoping for snax.

I guess people had been feeding it.

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stitchwhich
Oct. 10th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks to internet shortening of titles, the title of this entry shows up on my reader as, "I want to nibble on your barins...little furry creature" (it cuts off right at the 's')

That is good for a grin. :)
theodorad
Oct. 10th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
All the women in my life keep getting squirrely-ier and squirrely-ier. :-)

I couldn't have resisted. I would've asked the rehab guys if fluffy would like to someday live in a courtyard of a lovely country home in Virginia...
femkederoas
Oct. 10th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
If it makes you feel any better, they tend to sort of flip a switch and become aggressive when they get a little older. One of my techs was a licensed rehabilitator for a while, then got tired of getting up every three hours. And of the little wankers trying to gnaw off her fingers when they got older. Though she was trying to avoid "taming" them in any way so they could go back into the wild.

And whatever you do, don't try it with a raptor. (You wouldn't think people would need to be told that, and yet....)
attack_laurel
Oct. 11th, 2007 09:47 am (UTC)
I kind of knew that - raccoons are the same way (so are chimpanzees - that's why you don't see many working troupes anymore; they live until they're 40, but they're only playful and cute for about 4 years).
siobhan_sca
Oct. 11th, 2007 05:47 am (UTC)
Yay, squirrel songs! Singing soothes my savage beast as well: my versions of both singing (heh) and beast (my cat Dante). Desperate times have fostered desperate lyrics: the 20 hour drive from WI years ago? "Dante, my kitten / Dante wears mittens..."

Uhhh, yeah.

Please record a Beast Taming CD for future road trips!!!??
chargirlgenius
Oct. 11th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
The squirrel would probably get mad and bite me when he saw my squirrel fur dress. Yes, veeerrrry soft fur....

(Lest I come across as a meanie, he does sound like a cute little guy.)
(Anonymous)
Oct. 12th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
We actually had one as a pet for a little bit. Our dog found it as a child. Named it Squiggy. Was very inquisitive and it's favorite place was riding around in the front of mom's shirt with his head sticking out between...well, you know. :)

Eventually we gave him to the shelter as he became a bit more aggressive when he started approaching adolescence. Definitely was fun as a kid to have a pet squirrel sit in your lap and steal cheerios whilest watching tv. :)

--C
ccunning
Oct. 12th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
Sorry, that was me above. :)

--C
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